Assistant manager Watson said: “At 1-0 it’s always tense even though we were quite comfortable.
“Everyone played their part. It was a real team effort.
“They were warriors at the end of the day and gave us everything they’ve got.”
And when the referee blew his whistle on 90 minutes Watson explained what the victory meant for the club: “It’s huge for Macclesfield Town. It’s a club that’s had alot of knockbacks.
“Financially we shouldn’t be able to compete with Tranmere Rovers but we find a way to do it.”
The former Newcastle, Everton and Villa man was quick to thank the loyal support shown by the Moss Rose faithful: “They were the 12th man on Saturday. They were fantastic,” and he urged them to get behind the team in the same way for the remaining league fixtures.
Macclesfield Town will now come face to face with York City on May 21 in a final that will undoubtedly create a buzz for the whole town.
Ollie Norburn bangs one against the crossbar